New STEAM school, Hemet Elementary, views the eclipse old-school Spencer WhiteA photo of the eclipse from Johns Creek, Georgia. They had a slightly different experience. ■ Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor The recent eclipse made headlines across the nation. While this unusual event had astronomy buffs driving and flying cross-country to catch a glimpse of the total eclipse, the valley’s school districts felt the risk of eye damage to students was too high and had schools on an “inclement weather” schedule. “This is the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in 38 years,” said a statement released by the Hemet Unified School District. “While this is an exciting learning

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